Microsoft announces Madden NFL 18 Xbox One S bundle for $279

If the power — and price — of the upcoming Xbox One X aren't your style, Microsoft has just announced a new bundle for the Xbox One S. To coincide with the August 25 launch of EA's next entry in its long-running Madden series, Microsoft has launched a Madden NFL 18 Xbox One S bundle, which is now up for preorder for $279.

All told, this is pretty standard fare for an Xbox One S bundle. Here's all of what's included:

  • Xbox One S with a 500GB hard drive
  • Standard edition of Madden NFL 18
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • 1 month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial to experience the most advanced multiplayer gaming network
  • Discount Code for 20 percent off on

As for Madden NFL 18, the game will introduce the series' first story mode, in which you can play as a prospect on his journey to the draft. There's also the usual gridiron play here, including 6-player online play, Madden Ultimate Team, and more. Madden NFL 18 will also be enhanced with visual upgrades for Xbox One X when it releases later this year.

Madden NFL 18 launches on August 25. For now, you can preorder the bundle, or just the game, direct from Microsoft.

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